• panos75

    ★★ Added by panos75

    The life and times of Margaret Thatcher, from her days as a young girl working at her father's grocery store in the 40's to her retirement and battle with Alzheimer's disease 60 years later.

    Rambling and borderline incoherent biopic of Great Britain's first female Prime Minister that is saved almost singlehandedly by the great Meryl Streep. The best actress of the last 40 years gives a powerhouse performance as the title character and manages to rise way beyond the material…

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  • Zoë Witt

    ★★★½ Added by Zoë Witt

    Who's Meryl Streep?

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  • Roy-Petter K. Johansen

    ★★½ Watched by Roy-Petter K. Johansen 09 Jan, 2015

    I find this film hard to rate. The acting is superb; Meryl Streep is better than ever, and her performance alone is worth 5 stars! Everyone else is acting brilliantly as well, but in a respectful and elegant way they seem to tone themselves down in order for Streep to shine in peace.

    The film is shot, scored and cut better and more stylishly than I expected from a biopic by the Mamma Mia- director, so I'd give the film…

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  • Niels Putman

    ★½ Watched by Niels Putman 10 Jan, 2015

    Biopics are hard to do well, but The Iron Lady doesn't even pretend to be an honest endeavor. Of course the life of late Margaret Tatcher was a turbulent one and will always be tricky to (re)present in honesty and with justice, no matter what the chosen point-of-view would be. Notwithstanding this illegitimate, subconscious prognostic disclaimer, Lloyd managed to surprise in all possible negative ways.

    This film makes the journey of Tatcher look like a banal one and it is…

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  • milla milla

    ★★★★★ Watched by milla milla 05 Jan, 2015

    meryl ♥_♥

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  • michaeloalberti

    ★★★★½ Watched by michaeloalberti 02 Jan, 2015

    Excellent on all fronts.

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  • Asokan Nirmalarajah

    ★★ Watched by Asokan Nirmalarajah 01 Jan, 2015

    An initially compelling, if increasingly frustrating and shallow attempt to narrate the quaint private life and tumultuous political career of the notorious and so far only female British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as the romanticized flashbacks of a demented old woman. Much praised Oscar winner Meryl Streep works overtime to get the singular voice, speech patterns and exaggerated gestures of the controversial public figure just right, but fails to get beyond a very well outfitted and styled caricature (the Makeup…

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  • Cinematic Justice

    ★★★ Watched by Cinematic Justice 06 Jun, 2012

    Confession time. I did something rather unbecoming of someone who plays at writing reviews with any small degree of authority or objectivity. I watched a film with the premeditated purpose of disliking it and writing a negative review because I disliked the political context of its subject. It’s the sort of thing where if you do it often enough, you end up developing a reputation for being a “hack” that never quite goes away. Naturally, the film responded by not…

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  • Adam Theeye Pittman

    ★★★ Added by Adam Theeye Pittman

    My review -- before I begin anything, I would like to state I have no politics allegiance is, to any faction in the world of politics. But before I receive any complaints, yes I do vote, but however my allegiances changes through the years, I do what I feel is best for the country. I am stating this to make sure and crystal-clear, I have no axe to grind. Right now on to the film, it is now at your…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★½ Watched by Adrian Zachow 08 Oct, 2012

    Impressive performance by Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. The film is told in a stream of thought manner, heavily intermixing flashbacks with present, which seems a suitable approach to depict Thatcher in her years of dementia. The film is not a biopic, it's a raw depiction of how dementia can overcome even the strongest minds and wills.

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  • Vincent Lao

    ★½ Watched by Vincent Lao 28 Mar, 2014

    Even Meryl Streep's great performance cannot save this awful, lifeless biopic film about Margaret Thatcher. Meryl Streep wins her third Oscar for this wrong performance.

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  • NowVoyager88

    ★★★½ Watched by NowVoyager88 30 Oct, 2014

    Admittedly, this film tries to accomplish too much. Instead of choosing one dramatic event in Thatcher's life, Lloyd forces the audience to watch a jumble of the infamous Prime Minister's greatest hits. We get a little bit of everything, which is confusing and seems bent on making us hate Thatcher. These are not her best moments, and it's obvious little thought was given to addressing the subject as anything but a warmonger.

    That being said, even though the film lacks…

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